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RiceMetaSys: Drought RGs
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            Globally, 55% of rice is cultivated under irrigated conditions, which is the most productive and remunerative ecosystem while 43% is cultivated in rainfed conditions. About half of rain fed rice cultivation in Asia is drought prone. Availability of water is a major concern in upland cultivation, and intensity of drought is more in this system with yield loss to the tune of 190 kg/ha equaling 20% of average yield. Plants have developed various mechanisms to adapt and tolerate water deficit stress at cellular level and molecular level via various physiological and biochemical means. This database is an attempt to consolidate the various drought specific experiments undertaken in rice to help the molecular biologists and breeders alike. Search options specific to genotypes, tissues, growth stages as well as genes commonly identified as responsive across experiments are possible.

                    
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